As soon as the first aeroplane had proved its value in war it became a target, and the fighter pilot was born. This book tells the story of the men and the aircraft in which they fought, from the rudimentary beginnings of tactics to the sophisticated technology of the present day.
The subject of this book is the development of a fighter aircraft with the ultimate all-weather design, which is capable of taking off, attacking and returning to base in the worst night-time conditions. Details of the technological search are followed by descriptions of contemporary successes.
Even paranoids have enemies. Hitler’s most powerful foes were the Allied powers, but he also feared internal conspiracies bent on overthrowing his malevolent regime. In fact, there was a small but significant internal resistance to the Nazi regime, and it did receive help from the outside world.
From the Civil War to the Gulf War, this first-of-its-kind price guide to American Military collectibles covers it all. Over 5,800 items from insignia and uniforms to edged weapons and medals are described in detail and accurately priced.
Describes how the arms dealers made victory impossible for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. Using archive material from Spain, Russia, the Americas, and eastern and western Europe Howson shows how the international arms embargo was circumvented by the Nationalists, leaving the Republicans to buy from illegal sources at extortionate prices.
Exciting overview of the World War II battle made famous by the classic movie and book A Bridge Too Far Boots-on-the-ground story of British paratroopers fighting off Germans in Holland during Operation Market Garden Masterly analysis of why the operation failed Draws from the personal experiences of more than 500 participants Written by an accomplished...
A biography of the great French leader sketches the many events that shaped Clemenceau's outlook and personality, preparing him to lead the Allied forces to victory during World War I. By the author of The Imperfect Peasant Economy.
The widely hailed behind-the-scenes history of the Cold War endgame--a book that brilliantly brings to life the private conversations and secret understandings that changed history. "A highly fluent narrative with the heft and density of history and the emotional resonance of fiction."--New York Times.
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